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So i have spent my last 4/5 days going through all of my daughters evidence for her PIP review. I don't have the best short term memory and every single time i look at what i have, 5 minutes later i completely forget what i have and the process starts all over again. Then i forget where i put something so i have to search for that evidence...again. Information overload appears and i have to stop. The following day i start again.... look through the evidence, forget where it is or what needs photocopying. Putting evidence in piles so i know where it is and what needs photocopying only works if you don't forget which pile is which because you haven't put a note on the front of the pile.... UGH!!!! Information overload every single time! HEADACHE!
I know i advise on here and i know the benefit system very well, but this is something that's in my brain and i have google that helps me too.
Trying to fill out the review form myself for the first time with as much information as possible. I'm her appointee and the form needs to be signed by myself too but when filling in forms like this i have to pretend to be her. I've helped her through her difficulties her whole life and of course because she's my daughter you don't really think of the things you do, you just do it because you know you have to. I've had the help of my other daughter too but when you write down the things she needs help with, it really does make you think but to to have to pretend you're her, is extremely difficult!
She was awarded Enhanced rate for both a year ago but the silly DWP think that her learning disability and autism is going to improve because of course there must be a cure for this somewhere, i've yet to find this out. They really should let me know how i find this cure! My daughter would love to be able to do thing independently without having to rely on other people, she would love to be able to cook for for herself, or run a bath and know the correct temperature. Count the money she has in her purse without needing help from me or anyone else. Things that come so naturally to someone like myself is a huge task for her, so yes please i'd love to know where that cure is....
The form is done, evidence is scanned and printed and i've asked for an on going award based on the evidence i've sent that proves her conditions are life long and she'll need help and support every single day for the rest of her life. I've also asked that if they are unable to give the ongoing award and a shorter award is given to please explain the evidence they used to suggest a shorter award be given... i'm curious to know what they make of that one. Yes, for those wondering, you can ask for an ongoing award if the evidence you send suggests no improvement is likely. If you don't ask, you don't get! Form will be sent either later today or tomorrow morning.
Reviews are a nightmare and anyone going through their's right now has my sympathy and i wish all of you good luck.
Sorry to you all for having a morning morning, but i have no one else to moan to. If you managed to read through all of this, thanks!
Lots of love to all my friends here! xxx
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